An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan has remanded a 25-year-old man identified as Umaru Mohammadu, for allegedly kidnapping his friend, Abubakar Ruwa.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Sikiru Opaleye, told the court that Umaru had conspired with three others to kidnap his friend, Ruwa.
Opalaye said, ”Umaru was alleged to be owing Ruwa a certain sum of money, which Ruwa asked him to pay him back.
“The defendant allegedly claimed that Ruwa disgrace him by asking for his money publicly which led to alleged kidnap of Ruwa by Umaru for some days and demand ransom.”
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Omotosho, said that the court had no jurisdiction over the case.
She, however, ordered the accused to be remanded at Agodi prison pending the outcome of the case filed at the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution.
The defendant’s plea was not taken by the court.
She adjourned the case until March 3, for mention.
The offences contravened Section 3, and Section 4 of the Kidnapping (Prohibition) Law of Oyo State 2016.